Kambu Koozh

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Kambu Koozh

Kambu/ Pearl millet has following health benefits:

  • Provides disease fighting phytochemicals
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Good antioxidant
  • Gluten free grain
  • Helps in weight reduction and controls blood sugar levels

Nutrient contents per 100gms :

Proteins- 8.3gms, Calcium- 27gms,
Fibre- 9gms, Iron- 0.5 gms


  • Kambu Powder – 3-4 tbsp
    Palm Sugar – 2 tbsp
    Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup
    Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tbsp
    Water- 1.5 cups
    Sliced Banana -1
    Buttermilk – 2 cups
    Garlic – 2 pods
    Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
    Ginger Powder – 1/4 tsp


  • In a heavy bottomed pan mix the kambu powder with water and cardamom powder. Place the pan on medium flame and stir untill it thickens.
    Remove from flame and add the palm sugar and stir well.
    Once the porridge has cooled down, add the coconut milk. Serve at room temperature.
    Garnish with sliced bananas and enjoy the authentic rural dessert drink of Pollachi.


  • Mix the Kambu Powder with buttermilk, chopped garlic and salt in a heavy bottomed pan. Place the pan on medium flame and cook till it thickens. (12-15 mins)
    Remove from flame and add cumin and ginger powder
    Garnish with coriander and enjoy the authentic Pollachi Cooler.


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Reva is a foodie and a blogger. She runs a blog which she calls is a space specially designed to showcase visual treats matched with simple recipes. Blog features dishes that range from authentic Tamil Nadu food to fusion to recipes from around the world.

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